David M. Boggs

Mr. Boggs has represented numerous individuals and companies involved in a variety of complex commercial litigation cases, including investors in fraud litigation against developers, a co-generation facility against a regional power company, a power company in defense against a developer’s suit for a failed real estate development involving environmental issues, a corporate executive in Ponzi scheme criminal tax proceedings against him, defense of a law firm charged as an aider and abettor in a Ponzi scheme, a defense industry product developer in litigation against an international defense manufacturer, an international construction product manufacturer in anti-trust litigation against other international manufacturers, and joint venture partners in various suits involving failed developments, including a suit against a national real estate development company. He has also handled dozens of suits involving probates, estates and trusts. Mr. Boggs continues to represent businesses and business owners in commercial matters and transactions, including, when necessary, litigation.


Clay A. Gilman

Mr. Gilman counsels clients on a variety of matters, focusing his practice primarily on corporate and business affairs including formation of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting, and tax and planning issues. In addition, Mr. Gilman assists clients in preparation of their wills and the planning of their estates.

Born and raised in Clearwater, Mr. Gilman is excited to have the opportunity to come back home and serve in the community that gave him so much growing up.

James W. Goodwin, II

Mr. Goodwin assists clients with transactional matters including acquisitions and mergers and securities matters. He also provides representation in the areas of complex tax planning and wealth planning, for businesses and individuals.


James W. Goodwin, III

Mr. Goodwin advises clients on a diverse range of corporate and tax matters, including merger and acquisitions, business formations, and private equity transactions.  In addition, he advises entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in all phases of their business life cycles from company formation through financings and exit. He has experience in raising capital through private placements, negotiating and drafting a wide variety of commercial contracts, and conducting corporate planning for closely held businesses. Mr. Goodwin assists clients in structuring business transactions to align with their individual and family tax planning goals, which may include income tax, gift tax, and estate tax.


Mr. Goodwin joined the firm after starting his career in the New York Mergers & Acquisitions group at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he specialized in due diligence, structuring business acquisitions and reorganizations.

Charles A. “Cam” Moore, III

Cam assists individuals, families and small and large businesses in a broad range of matters, including selection of entity structure, business planning, transactions involving the merger, sale and acquisition of businesses and contract negotiations.  Cam works with private equity funds, companies and individuals in venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Cam’s business practice involves drafting and negotiating agreements for joint ventures and partnerships, investment funds, investments, loans, license arrangements, and privately-held businesses.  Cam serves as outside general counsel to several of his business clients and handles internal equity incentive plans, reorganizations, recapitalizations and all contractual issues and, together with his partners in various practice areas with the firm, addresses all concerns that arise in his client’s businesses and daily lives.

Regarding estate and asset planning, Cam advises individuals and families regarding financial issues involving federal taxation, preservation of wealth, family limited partnerships, insurance planning, charitable planning and estate planning considerations that affect privately-held businesses and professional practices.

J. Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond has substantial experience in business acquisitions and dispositions as well as complex real estate transactions.  He also specializes in corporate business structures, operations and tax issues.  Additionally Mr. Raymond assists his clients with trust and estate planning together with probate administration.  He has also lectured on limited liability companies and charitable giving.

Matthew P. Schnitzlein

Mr. Schnitzlein advises clients in a broad range of transactional matters including corporate governance, tax matters, merger and acquisitions, business formations, and partnership and stockholder agreements. Mr. Schnitzlein assists clients in structuring business transactions to align with their individual and family tax planning goals, which may include income tax, gift tax, and estate tax.

Mr. Schnitzlein also counsels clients on matters involving estate planning, estate administration and trust administration. He has extensive experience with individuals and families to create estate plans, including revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney and advance health care directives.

William M. Stainton

Mr. Stainton advises clients in a broad range of corporate, business and transactional matters, including mergers, sales and acquisitions, securities offerings, partnership and stockholder agreements, corporate governance, business planning, and a variety of strategic and joint venture arrangements.  He counsels clients in connection with venture capital and private equity transactions, recapitalizations, reorganizations, divestitures, corporate finance, credit facilities, and related tax matters.  Mr. Stainton has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings in the private capital markets, and the legal and business issues inherent in such transactions.  He regularly advises companies, management teams, and private equity funds in connection with investments and sales transactions. In addition, he has experience handling shareholder and management disputes, preparing and issuing legal opinions, and advising clients on crisis management.  Mr. Stainton serves as outside general counsel to a number of Florida based companies, partnerships and investment firms.  Representative industries include private equity and family office investment, banking and finance, insurance services, manufacturing, value-added distribution, hospitality, healthcare and healthcare services, logistics, telecommunications, information technology, and software as a service.

Stella Ferguson Thayer

Ms. Thayer has more than 49 years of experience representing clients in business and corporate matters, tax and planning, and wills, trusts and estate planning.